7:1 Now this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of the most high God, met Abraham as he was returning from defeating the kings and blessed him. 1 7:2 To him 2 also Abraham apportioned a tithe 3 of everything. 4 His name first means 5 king of righteousness, then king of Salem, that is, king of peace.
1 sn A series of quotations from Gen 14:17-19.
2 tn Grk “to whom,” continuing the description of Melchizedek. Because of the length and complexity of the Greek sentence, a new sentence was started here in the translation.
3 tn Or “a tenth part.”
4 sn A quotation from Gen 14:20.
5 tn Grk “first being interpreted,” describing Melchizedek.